A J1 visa is a non-immigrant visa issued to students and scholars visiting the US who are participating in work and study based exchange programs. The exchange programs that sponsor these individuals and their families are generally nonprofit or educational institutions helping the visitor receiving training, demonstrate special skills, study or even teach throughout the US – all opportunities that would otherwise be unavailable in their home country.
As part of the J1 visa requirements, you (and any family members traveling with you) will be required by the Department of State to maintain adequate health insurance coverage for the full duration of your trip that meets the following main requirements:
We have a variety of options available to you and your dependents that will meet and exceed the minimum J1 health insurance requirements. Check out our Student Health and Travel Medical plan options — both offer excellent coverage at affordable prices.